Are PERL and Python easy to use and learn languages and what do they
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Perl first became popular with sys admins as a replacement for sh, awk and
sed. Because of its abilities at transmogrifying text it because very
popular for web programming.
Python inhabits roughly the same space of application, but is a somewhat more
elegantly designed language IMO. I would recommend it over Perl as a first
language, but Perl has the edge in popularity.
I think all the major distributions come with Python now, and they
definitely come with Perl.
So the best way to get a feel for what they are about is to find their
respective tutorials at www.python.org and www.perl.org. Then at the prompt
and try a few examples.
11. Perl vs. Python